There's an old saying that goes: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Super Punch-Out follows that bon mot to a tee, and doesn't really deviate all that much from the formula set forth by the NES original. But it does add in just enough new ideas and graphical flair to make this a worthy download even if you already own the first game.

Like the first game, you'll be taking a boxer named Little Mac through a series of boxing circuits util meeting up with the champions, the Bruiser Brothers. Along the way, you'll face familiar opponents like Bald Bull and Super Macho Man, as well as a whole new cast of characters, such as Dragon Chan, a Bruce Lee/Jackie Chan knockoff.

Control-wise, nothing much has changed. Things are still pretty simple, with one button being a left punch, another being right punch, and a third that allows for super punches after a special meter is filled. However, this is most definitely not a button-masher, as you'll have to learn the patterns of every fighter if you expect to rise above the first few bouts.

This system might throw off and disappoint people who have been weaned on the flailing style of Wii Sports boxing. On the other hand, gamers out there looking for a fast, fun, and surprisingly deep boxing game need look no further than Super Punch-Out for an excellent use of their Wii points.

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